Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Pinecone Cottage – An Afternoon Tea to Warm the Soul Soup Tasting & Tutorial

January 28, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The ultimate Afternoon Tea comfort food is homemade soup. Undeniably, nothing beats a steaming bowl of soup and a soothing cup of tea on the coldest days of the year. At our Annual Soup Tasting Tea not only will you sample five of our delicious homemade soups, but Chef Pam will also teach you how we make each one, and you’ll take the recipes home! Second helpings will be encouraged, and quarts will be available for immediate carry out at an additional cost.

Afternoon Tea Served by Reservation Only
Age Requirement 13 yrs +
Three Course Prix Fixe Afternoon Tea | 75
Price Includes Tax and 20% Gratuity

Recommended Teas
Loose Tea – Rice Pudding Oolong
Hot Beverage – Wassail | 5
Teatail – The Spiced Pear | 7
Cinnamon-Pear Loose Tea with Lemon Juice, Star Anise, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon Sticks and Sparkling Apple Juice

Course One
Tromboncino-Pumpkin Squash Soup
Winter Vegetable Chili
Busia’s Chicken Soup with Klusky Dumplings
Beef Stew with Polenta
Old Bay Seafood Chowder with Winter Root
All Served with Curry-Cheese Biscuits

Course Two
Brown Butter-Sage Potato Kugel Square
Leek Tart
Chicken Salad “Bombay” Tea Sandwich
Golden Sunshine, Apricot and Cheese Tea Sandwich
Scottish Drop Scone with Strawberry Preserves and Vanilla Devon Crème

Course Three
Cranberry-Raisin Bar
Banana-Butterscotch Tea Bread
St. Bernadette Rice Pudding with Poached Pears

Pinecone Cottage is now taking reservations for Weekend Afternoon Tea and most Events on our website. For Weekend Afternoon Tea, using the reservations tab, make your date and time selection, and conveniently purchase your tickets through your PayPal account or as a guest. Please call 630.963.9130 for Weekday Afternoon Tea reservations.

In order to offer Events, a minimum of four guests is necessary (not four in your party). Please register and pay for the event early to help ensure it will be held as scheduled. Your registration is a commitment to attend. Fees are non-refundable. Cancellations must be made at least five days prior to the event to receive credit towards a future event, no exceptions. If you are unable to meet the cancellation deadline, you are welcome to send someone in your place. If Pinecone Cottage cancels the event, you will receive a full refund.



Pinecone Cottage
1029 Burlington Avenue
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515 United States Minor Outlying Islands
+ Google Map
View Venue Website